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in the aftermath of the benghazi attack is now defending herself. yeah. for weeks, u.n. ambassador susan rice has been attacked by senator john mccain for participating in what he described as a cover-up. >> this president and this administration have either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> mccain says rice made misleading comments in the days immediately following the benghazi attack in libya. >>> rice is being considered for secretary of state. some republican senators have vowed to block her nomination. she spoke publicly about the controversy finally yesterday. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. everyone, particularly the intelligence community, has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available. let me just end by saying, i knew chris stevens. i worked closely with him and had the p
's congressional hearings. lawmakers say the cia confirmed to them susan rice was told spontaneous protests over an anti-islam film sparked the attack. >> we do not have information at present -- >> reporter: rice was given the information as part of an unclassified briefing before she appeared on sunday morning talk shows five days after the attack. >> that unclassified version turned out to be inaccurate as we found out later. >> reporter: several republican senators are threatening to block rice from become the next secretary of state because of her assertions the attack didn't appear to be pre- planned. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> lawmakers may ask petraeus about the extra marital affair that led to his resignation but the focus will be on the consulate attack. >>> chico state university has suspended all fraternity and sorority activities after an alcohol-related death of a student on campus there. recruiting and social events are now banned until the spring semester and greek letters will have to be covered up or removed from all the houses. fraternity pledge mason sumnick di
. senate republicans say they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham say rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given, to challenge those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate-style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the military has suspended the
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